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How use of business analytics could have benefited union

04 / 14 / 14

I n today’s most popular professional sports leagues the role of business analytics continues to escalate. The introduction of the “Moneyball” statistical application to player efficiency in MLB years ago has expanded to other pr...

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09/09/02
Safeco Field never in doubt

Thank you for the opportunity to correct some misstatements contained in the recent story about the new Seattle Seahawks stadium ["Open to everything: Stadium reflects Seattle's quirks," Aug. 19-25]. The actual final cost of construction of Safeco Field, the home of the Seattle Mariner ...

Tags: Opinion, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Service America Corp.

09/09/02
'Sportainment' means trouble

I enjoyed reading Mark Hall's column, "Taking the sport out of sports" [Aug. 19-25]. Hall's term "sportainment" is insightful and certainly descriptive of what many of us witness when watching certain professional sporting events. I also echo his concern that "the value we have placed on spo ...

Tags: Opinion

09/09/02
After 9/11, recovery a team effort

A s we approach the anniversary of one of our nation's greatest tragedies, the Sept. 11 attacks, we can reflect on the year past. We saw a nation come together with inspiring patriotism, a people working to regain normalcy in their lives, and an outpouring of support for those imp ...

Tags: Denver Broncos, Football, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFL, Opinion

09/02/02
Pros of skateboarding ride

I just returned from the X Games last night. My reading of SportsBusiness Journal fell two issues behind due to my being on the road with pro skateboard events. In reading the Aug. 12 issue, my first thought was how great this issue is. All the articles and insight to action sports and m ...

Tags: Action Sports, ESPN, Opinion

09/02/02
Baseball loses sight of profit

I t seems a bit absurd to be writing about Economics 101 and trying to apply it to Major League Baseball at this time. This is an organization that needed months of study by the best economic brains in the land to declare, in a Blue Ribbon Report, that baseball was in trouble. Wel ...

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Opinion, San Diego Padres

09/02/02
Title IX turns 30

I had just finished blowing out the candles during my private celebration of Title IX's 30th birthday when I looked around to see what presents my daughters had received. The world was certainly different for female athletes three decades removed from 1972, but I said let's cut t ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA, NFL, Opinion, WNBA, WUSA

08/26/02
'Good things' about soccer

It was refreshing to read the editor's piece ["Soccer ambassadors have a ball," Aug. 12] in SportsBusiness Journal, especially as an avid soccer fan/player and one who likes to read about the "good things" happening in the business of sports. Thanks. Corwin A. Thomas Cleve ...

Tags: Opinion, Soccer

08/26/02
Give boxers a voice

The need for reform in professional boxing is undisputed. The federal government, state commissions, promoters, television and ranking/sanctioning groups all talk about problems, but without a representative organization for boxers being included in this process, there will never be a ...

Tags: Boxing, Opinion

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